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    September 26, 2012
    4:55 - 5:30am EDT  

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see there in the yellows right between new windsor and mount airy along i-70 wet roadways. but the bulk of the rain the heaviest rain pushing over the bay towards the eastern shore betterton getting and galena more of the same and chestertown and suddenlersville. have the rain gear. now let's check the time sativer traffic with lauren -- timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: we are dealing with rain but patchy fog as well. so expect reduced vestibility. -- visibility. everything is nice and clear at warren road and it will remain that way as you make the drive towards the beltway and head into the city. and if you are using 95, this is what it looks like in white marsh at route 43. no delays whatsoever. you are looking at a 15 minute ride southbound from 695 todowntown baltimore. the beltway in great shape. typical ride 11 minutes on the outer loop from 95 all the way up to 83.
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and no delays on the west side traveling the outer loop from 795 down towards 95. that stretch will take you 11 minutes as well. megan and charley, over to you. if you a parent of multiple children, odds are you are accused of having a favorite. >> i don't have a favorite i know my parents love my sister. the blogger father now is under fire for publically admitting that yes, he does have a favorite child. buzz bishop wrote about how he prefers one son over the other saying he finds him to be "more fun" and when he he posted it parents started to weigh in shocked that he would say such a thing. >> all right. so let us know what you think. is it wrong to admit you have a favorite child inform you are aparent of multiples. go in and weigh in on the debate and if you've favorite kid or two, let us know. >>i don't know how you could have a favorite. >> no way you could possibly admit to having a favorite. >> -- favoritewas srn my parent
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until i had kids. it wasn't you. >> i am the baby. here's what we are work on. -- working on. stay with us this morning. >> a firsthand look at a casino in baltimore. what it could look like. we will tell you what you can expect from maryland's new gaming facility. >> and find out which state put the stamp of approval on driveless cars. would you get in one? those stories and more coming up on good morning maryland at 5. >> of course you have a favorite. >> i am not the favorite.
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the u.s. postal service with the financial situation is look grimmer by sunday, the service is required by law to pay the federal government 5.6 billion dollars. this to fund health care benefits for retireees but it won't be that because they don't have the money. it's going to be the second time the service had defoughted on a -- defaulted on a payment. they will run out of money by the spring unless congress acts
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soon. the lacrosse player sentenced for murdering his girlfriend is fighting the judge's decision. >> good morning maryland at 5 starts right now. >> you are watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >> and after a number of starts and stops could we see plans for a casino in baltimore city? the plans laid out for the harrah's. >> another round of spraying for west nile virus. locations you need to know about. >> who needs punxsatawney phil when you have baltimore bill. the crab that could predict the coming winter. details coming up on this wednesday. september 26th. good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. lynette charles will get you ready whether you need the umbrella owl day or just in the -- all day or just the morning. a lot going on downtown for the balmmore book festival coming
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-- ballmore book festival -- baltimore book festival coming up. >> reporter: and 95 up in elk tonight first accident of the day. more coming up in a bit. but a lot of birds in the forecast. >> we like that. we are not used to that. we like that. we have the rain coming down and i am pretty sure the accident is because of the rain because around elkton we are seeing wet weather this morning. as we look at maryland's most powerful radar, look at it coming down. you can see the big batch of rain back in pennsylvania. this has lightning with it and will slowly but surely make its way off to the east but in maryland this morning, we are dealing with the heavier rainfall coming down across the area. now mainly across the eastern shore. that will continue through the morning hours and we will get a break and then we will do it all over again heading into the afternoon. you're wondering if you need thecoat like yesterday or the day before. you don't need it. you need the rain gear and temperatures in bowie at 63 degrees. 58 in glenwood and 64 in nt island this morning. temperatures well above average
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because of a southerly breeze that is blowing in. also we are dealing with a little patchy fog around baltimore county this morning. so take it easy as you head out and about. this is what it looks like as we head through the hour by hour forecast. this morning, the temperature coming in right around 65 degrees. and as we go throughout the day, we will be seeing temperatures bump up a bit because of the southerly flow. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you mentioned, the rain is coming down hard up in cecil county. and we do have the first accident of the day. it's on 95 in elkton on the southbound lanes of route 279. you will want to be extra careful traveling if the area roads really going to be jam packed. to avoid the delays use route 40 instead. now if you using the south side of 95, maybe heading to the airport, there are no delays right now. it will be nice and clear heading up towards the beltway or southbound down towards d.c. checking in and looking live outside, here on the northwest corner of the beltway everything is shaping up at old
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court road. no delays heading down to 95. and 695 will remain delay free from parkville all the way up towards towson and if you are using the jfx to get into the city nothing out of the ordinary. 11 minutes right now traveling southbound from 695 all the way downtown to east fayette street. megan and charley over to you. after four years after maryland voters approved a casino the site is a empty lot. >> now we get a glimpse of harrah's bolt pore will -- baltimore will look like. >> reporter: the future of it is getting clearer. a huge sign went up yesterday. the developers of a proposed slots casino in baltimore isgiving us a look for a high quality high dollar facility. it will have more than 100,000 square feet of gaming space and a steak house and buffet and food court. it's planning to hire 1200 employees as well as attracting businesses from all over the
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country. it is openly supporting question 7 on the november ballot that would legalize table games in maryland as well as adding a 6th casino in prince george's county bringing in another 500 jobs. >> the other casinos -- we would be responsible to build a brand new facility and we want to keep the money in the state of maryland and provide the services and things that goes along with it and table games is part of that. >> reporter: construction starts next summer and is expected to open in 2014. sherrie johnson abc2 news. a poll shows when it comes to expanded gambling in the state, it could be a close one. new poll bygone discals research and market strategies breaks down key issues come november 6th. 45% say they will vote for the expanded gambling proposal. 46% are against it and 9% remain undecided. that plan would allow a new
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casino in pg county and table games in maryland's five other casinos. when it comes to same sex marriage, 51% of voters are in favor of it. 43% against and 6% say they remain undecided. the law if approved would allow same sex marriages to begin in january. now another issue on the ballot is the dream act. the law would allow undocumented students to pay in- state tuition rates for certain circumstances to go to college. 58% are in favor of the move. 34% say they are against it and 8% remain undecided. five minutes after 5. a woman in anne arundel county is accused of leaving her five young children alone in a hotel room while she committed a robbery. police say it happened on saturday tameka wright and jamesreed entered a hotel room- invited. reed pushed the man on the bed and demanded money. the victim gave them the cash and a cell phone. when officers arrived on the scene, they found wright's five
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kids ages 4 to 6 months old unattended inside a different hotel room. george huguely was sentenced to 23 years in prison and now his attorneys say they are going to appeal the decision. the former uva lacrosse player was convicted of murder ring his ex-girlfriend yeardley love in may of 2010. he had 30 days to file the motion and the notice of intent to appeal. fighting the west nile virus continues. mosquitoes -- mosquito spraying set for catonsville. stay inside during the spraying trucks and it will teak place after 7:30 tonight as long as the weather is not bad. we have storms in the forecast. next monday, they will spray in spikesville, 25 cases have been reported in our state including two deaths. and the number is bumped up to 30 cases reported in the state of maryland. we know punks tany fill
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phil, the groundhog who tells you if it's going to be an extended winter or early spring. >> we are trying to predict the weather and our favorite creature, a crab. his name is baltimore bill. so bill is going to walk off a special plank at the inner haror today and predict -- harbor today and predict if we have a warm fall or early winter. the event is sponsored by old bay and maryland department of natural resources and will take the plunge at 10:30 near light street a vilo. there will be a play-by-play of baltimore bill's prediction so you can head down to the inner harbor at 10:30 for that. >> exactly. we will turn to lynette because you want to take the crab and put iamb into a bowling -- put him in a boiling pot of water. >> i couldn't do that. you know, i think we might be in store for an early winter. we will see how that plays out. as we look at maryland's most powerful radar, we are not
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dealing with the warm or cold weather so much this morning but we are dealing with the rain and mild temperatures. but look at what's going on as we look at maryland's most powerful radar. i will zoom into the heaviest stuff and first the light stuff around cloverleaf and along i- 95. toward the eastern shore is where we are dealing with heavier down pours and an accident around elkton and there's rain across the area. further to the south you go around chesapeake city, dealing with moderate rain and going toqueen ann's county we are dealing with rain around millington and chestertown. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: expect reduced visibility because of fog and slow down. cecil county is getting hit with a heavy downpour. in elkton we have a crash on 95 along the southbound lanes at route 279. you can stick with route 4020 a- - 40 to avoid the delays.
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everything is normal in the white marsh area. looking at a 15-minute ride southbound from 695 all the way into the city. and as we check in and look live outside, here in parkville at the beltway, no problems to report from harford road up toward 83. megan and charley over to you. for those of us that come into work early morning and that's everybody in this studio, it's as important as the air we breath. feels like your heartbeat, the morning cup of coffee. >> which jobs required the most coffee. they wanted it the most. we will have a list coming up in a few minutes. also this morning, linda so. >> reporter: yes, the hottest tickets in town. o's wild card and potential post season games and how scamers are taking advantage of excited fans and what you need to know so you don't get duped. p
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[ harry umlaut ] the five stages of muller. suspicion: it's yogurt, how good can it be? revision. "actually, this ain't bad"? surprise! "look at this cool corner thingy!" desolation. "it's gone." anticipation "hey! there's more in the fridge." [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy.
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thanks for staying with us. o's were shut out by the blue jays 4-0. >> the fans keep their fingerscrossed for the wild card you should look out for scams. linda so is here with the details. so what do they need to be aware of linda.
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>> reporter: the scamers are capitalizing on fake tickets for the post season and for fans wanting to get in on some o's magic, don't get duped beforehanding over lots of money. right now the wild card game and all potential divisional series games are sold out. security experts say watch out for the counterfeit tickets. here's red flags to look for. if the ink on the ticket smudges or paper slits along the edges, chances are it's a fake and make sure there are no dates or times printed on the tickets because the post season schedule has not been set yet. >> police are worried and major league baseball is worried about possible counterfeit tickets and people unauthorized and selling tickets they don't have. >> reporter: and for all the fans out there, there's another buckle up rally for the o's from noon to 1 at mccormick world of flavors on light street and thursday from 2 to 3, at the wal-mart in severn. buckle up team will be there rallying fans giving away tickets for the game and the gear.
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the o's play again tonight against the blue jays and on friday take on the red sox for the last home games of the regular season. linda so, abc2 news. so the o's they are taking on the blue jays tonight but megan. we have a little friendly competition of her own. >> we do. this is jamie costello in the studio and lauren cook did something similar showing off orioles pride in hopes you will pick which one is a bigger fan. so we want to know who had a better cheer? fine the full videos watch and judge for yourself and head to abc2news.com and vote for your favorite. it's competitive. >> it was so much fun to film that, too. to be on the field anit was awesome a. so go to abc2 news a vote. >> in the meantime, we have traffic to get to because as youtell us weather is developing and continuing to and that's affecting traffic this morning. >> yes. >> reporter: cecil county getting slammed. we have a crash up in elkton on
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95. so i will have details coming up in a few. >> all right. that's possibly because of the rain. >> we have heavy downpours in elkton. eastern shore getting hammered. that's going to continue to slide off towards the east. we will get a break in the action but then we will have showers and storms working their way in here. we can see another pesky batch right here and we can see -- batch of storms charley in pennsylvania. this is making its way off towards the east. going throughout the day it's gook little on the unsettled side. grab the rain gear as you head out and about. what we are working with this morning we are dealing with some mild temperatures. so all you will need is the rain gear out don't need to carry -- you don't need to carity heavy coat. 62 in baltimore. rock hall at 62. 65 in chesapeake beach. denton at 65 as well. and churchville at 60 degrees this morning. so this is what we are dealing with today. we have that warm air working its way in here.
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that cold front is going to work its way through the area by tomorrow. so we will have cooler air behind that. but, what it's going to do is begin to stall out. so that's going to keep us in the unsettled weather as we go into the weekend unfortunately. so we will see if we have the showers around. this is what we are dealing with for today. 5:00 rush hour another round of showers and storms work their way in and then by friday another chance and even on thursday, there's a slight chance for maybe a stray shower out there. by lunchtime 77 degrees. and 81 degrees is the high i am going with today and there's the seven-day forecast as we do have the on the's playing the ravens play tomorrow and we see the temperatures. >> reporter: good morning. hopefully the rain will stay away for the orioles game tonight and hopefully they have better luck than last night against the blue jays. unfortunately we have problems up up in cecil county dealing with a lot of rain in the -- up in cecil county dealing with a lot of rain. in elkton on 95 a crash
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alongthe southbound lanes at 279. route 40 is the best alternate. using 95 to get into baltimore city, will interest -- there are no delays in white marsh a15-minute ride from the beltway downtown. and here's what 95 looks like downtown. at 395, you will notice well take my word for it. fort mchenry tunnel will be clear as well as harbor tunnel. and using 695 as we head over to the southwest corner at baltimore national pike, no problems to travel that outer loop from 795 all the way down to 95. and that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. now megan and charley over to you. if you are up with us, you are probably drinking it. we are talking about coffee. not whiskey. all right a lot of you can't start your day without the cup of joe. a new survey finds that many of you feel more productive at work when you drink coffee. food preparation and service workers they top the list of those saying they need that
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caffeine scientists sales reps and marketing and pr professionals, nurses dunkin donuts career builder commissioner says the survey ties in with national coffee day this saturday. and i have to say, steve g keeps us awake. >> he does. wonderful job. show the mug. >> we appreciate it. >> you loving the orioles. >> stay with us. lady gaga getting a lot of attention and it's not over her fashion choices or her music. >> now the latest revelations that has many fans sharing their struggles with her and showing support as well. >> and usher fans across the big pond will wait longer to see him. why the singer says he's moving his european tour to next fall. anncr: more anti-maryland ads.
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from this west virginia casino. they want marylanders to keep coming to west virginia... casinos like theirs. spending one hundred seventy million a year. question seven will keep those dollars at home. with a limited expansion of gaming that will mean... hundreds of millions for schools in the baltimore area... and across the state... according to the department of legislative services. and with independent audits required by law... question seven means millions for maryland schools.
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guaranteed. 5:21. leady dagga is opening up about -- gaga is -- lady gaga is opening up about her struggles with eating disorder says she battled anorexia and bulimia since she was a teen. she announced she is creating body rest lose 2013 and wants the website to be a place for
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her fans can share struggles and stories and also find support from others. abc and the new bachelor check them out they are announcing it. shawn low who was dumped by emily and that was on the season of the bachelorette. they will be doing the choosing next time around. so, the 28-year-old dallas businessman says he is ready to love again and confident he is going to find his soul mate when the bachelor rrns in january for the 17th -- returns in january for the 17th edition. got nothing? >> this where i keep my mouth shut. >> yes and read. >> all right. usher fans have to wait longer to catch him in concert overseas. he is postponing his tour until next fall. euphoria bachelor i could go so many places. he says he is focusing on his kids and thanks fans for continued support. usher is in a heated custoddispute with his soon to
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be ex-wife. we hear the phrase no one likes a back seat driver. but how would you like of fit -- like it if the idea was no driver at all. >> it can become a reality after a governor says his roads will get ready for driverless cars. cars with no one behind the wheel. >> and do you remember when gas was under $2 a gallon? four years ago. now one political action committee is hoping you remember and you keep that in mind when you head to the polls in november. >> and we have rain on maryland's most powerful radar sliding off towards the east but there's more behind that. i will tell you when it arrives coming up. >> reporter: everything is up to speed here on 83 in hunt valley and we are dealing with a crash on 95 up in elkton. details coming up on good morning maryland.
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new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. california law is paving the way for self-driving cars. governor injury brown signed a bill requiring safety standard and regulation for driverless vehicles. a good idea.
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the law eye louse the self driving cars to be operated on public roads for testing person but a person must be in the driver's seat. the governor says the law is meant to keep engineers safely testing this and implement the technology. hope is one day it could reduce highway deaths. the gas can man was hanging out at a shell station war gallon of gas was going for $1.84. last time gas was that inexpensive january, 2009 and according to consumer reports that's also when president obama officially took office. the event was organized by a conheer is have ative political action commit -- owe conservative political action committee. >> we should be using our gas instead of selling it to our- misand they are using it. we should be using our own gas resources in the united states. >> i am here for the gas and president obama is aokay and i got to have it. the economy nowadays, rough. so we have to get in where we fit in. >> all right. now volunteers with the event
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hope to swing votes and offering to register drivers while they waited to get the fillup. if you are married, you know a fight sometimes can start over the craziest things. >> it's the husband's false. >> always. >> ask one husband from texas about a recent fight he had with his fight over a cat. what the woman did when the husband wouldn't come around to her way of thinking. >> also ahead, one teen has a lot of explaining to do after a joyride in a stolen car lands him in police custody. details ahead. >> reporter: good morning topping america's money home prices keep heading higher. the case shiller index shows increases in 20 big cities nationwide prices were up 1.2% in july compared to a year ago when big gains for lower priced homes. those housing numbers are helping fuel consumer confidence and latest readings shows confidence is is at the highestlevel since february. consumer spending drives 70% of
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the economy. domestic airlines raked in 1.7 billion dollars in bagan fees in the first half of the year. a new government report predicts that fees will keep climbing and where there's nfl action there's gambling and money on the final moment of monday night's game packers seahawks. experts estimate a billion dollars when you figured in the wage nearing nevada and bookies online bust as bell -- wagering in nevada and bookies online bust as well. that's america's money.

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